I like chinos a lot—they’re snappy and lightweight and good for this time of year, and they take your look up a notch on days when jeans just won’t do. Doesn’t Ines de la Fressange look fantastic in hers? I like to wear them on the baggier side, so I usually size up, and think they look best when belted at the hip.
This pair from Vince is a very good, very dark green.
Pinstripes are a fun touch, and these are nice and subtle.
Navy chinos are so damn versatile, and these are well-priced. They also come in a few other colors.
A white pair can be really striking. I’d go for a white top too, and a nice contrast-y belt and shoes.
I don’t usually like brown, but the hue here is appealingly utilitarian.
A lovely peachy pink.
This pair from J Brand is a bit more fitted, if that’s how you want to play it.
Nili Lotan’s Easthampton pant is a favorite of mine, and they’re so punchy in red.
And finally, a classic khaki pair from Gap.